8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, head outdoors with Okurayama Lookout, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) ©

1
night
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, then fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Asahikawa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani and then laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Asahikawa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Noboribetsu, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate planner.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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